May 26, 2012

Don't give up on us yet

Americans are still good.

We've been reading a lot of Greek mythology (this is awesome) around the house, and got into a conversation about anger.  We use the term 'anger' for a lot of things.  Achilles thinks he's angry when he holds out on the Greeks, but finds out what real anger, or maybe rage is a better term, is when Patroclus dies.  For Achilles, then, anger really two things:  a frustration that stymies, and a rage that animates.

I wouldn't call either true anger, an anger arising from a sense of human decency.  It's nice to see Americans are still capable of that last one.

We need to do more of this, so they can hear it over the $40,000 a plate guys.


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